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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Shell Structures

Da Vinci's Bridge in ice and other ice structures with an inflatable mould

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Shell Structures
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: Da Vinci's Bridge in ice and other ice structures with an inflatable mould
  • Author(s): Arno Pronk, Maarten Arntz, Lex Hermens
  • Keywords: ice composites, inflatable mould, cellcrete, pykrete, Leonardo Da Vinci
Abstract
The starting point for the construction of the largest bridge in ice was based on a design made by Leonardo Da Vinci. The original design from the 16th century was designed to span the Golden Horn in Istanbul. This design would have had a span of 240 metres and a width of 24 metres. The bridge would have had the largest span at that time if the sultan of Turkey had approved the design. This design was the inspiration for this project, a bridge made out of ice with the largest span until now. Arno Pronk and two master students (Roel Koekkoek and Thijs van de Nieuwenhof) started this project in continuation of the previous ice-building projects, Sagrada Familia in Ice 2015 and Pykrete dome 2014.

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